Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences

Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences,

cultural and educational institution founded in 1823 in Brooklyn, N.Y., as the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library Association. The scope was broadened in 1843 and the name changed to The Brooklyn Institute. In 1890 the institution was reorganized and reincorporated under its present name. The forerunner of the Brooklyn Museum of ArtBrooklyn Museum of Art,
museum in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. Its predecessors were the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library (1823), the Brooklyn Institute (1843), and the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1890).
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 (est. 1897), it also included the Brooklyn Academy of MusicBrooklyn Academy of Music,
performing arts center located in the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. and popularly known as BAM. Founded in 1859 and opened in 1861, it is the oldest such institution still in operation in the United States.
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 (est. 1859), Brooklyn Children's Museum (est. 1899), and Brooklyn Botanic Garden (est. 1910).
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